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About the CDC
The ALIVE! Child Development Center, (CDC), is a full-day, year-round nationally accredited early education and child care program for 3 to 5-year old children living in the city of Alexandria.
Founded in 1972, ALIVE! Child Development Center’s mission is to provide high-quality, affordable early care and education to children in Alexandria’s low-income and working families. Together with our families, we strive to ensure that each child is well prepared to begin kindergarten.
The CDC is open from 6:45 AM – 5:45 PM weekdays.
The ALIVE! CDC is dedicated to providing positive learning experiences for children through active exploration of their world while maintaining a safe, healthy and appropriate learning environment.
The ALIVE! CDC is a Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI) Center, aligned with Alexandria City Public Schools, for 4-year-old children with prekindergarten early learning curriculum based upon the Virginia Early Learning Foundations.
ALIVE! provides tuition assistance on a sliding-fee scale based upon family income and size. Parents and/or guardians must be working at least 30 hours per week or attending educational or job-related training or school to qualify for assistance.
How to Enroll:
Please download, complete and return the following:
To schedule a visit, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
ALIVE! CDC offers free health and nutrition screening, and Family Support Program and many fun activities on a regular basis.
Parents, please find the following documents for your reference:
- Food Program, Good Foods & Menu
- Parent Handbook
- Parent Resources
- Inclement Weather Policy
|Friday, February 7||Celebration of Our Families' Culture @5:45 pm|
|Friday, February 14||Children's Pink and Red Food- Tasting Celebration|
|Monday, February 17||Presidents' Day (CDC Closed)|
|Monday, March 2||Professional Development Day (CDC Closed to Children)|
|Thursday, March 5||Parent Circle Meeting @ 5:3pm – Kindergarten Readiness|
|Thursday, April 2||Parent Circle Meeting @ 5:30 pm – Gift of Literacy|
|Tuesday, April 7||Spring Picture Day @ 9:30 am|
|Friday, April 10||Children’s Egg Hunt|
|Monday, April 13||Professional Development Day (CDC Closed to children)|
|Friday, April 17||Kindergarten Field Trip (Blue Room Only)|
|Friday, May 1||Smithsonian’s National Zoo Field Trip (Parents too)|
|Thursday, May 7||Parent Circle Meeting @ 5:30 pm – Topic TBA|
|Monday, May 25||Memorial Day (CDC Closed)|
|Tuesday, June 9||Parent-Teacher Conferences - 3:00-5:30 pm|
|Thursday, June 11||Parent-Teacher Conferences - 3:00-5:30 pm|
|Friday, June 19||Pre-K Graduation (CDC Closing @ 3 pm)|
|Monday, June 26||Summer Fun Begins|
|Friday, July 3||Independence Day Holiday (CDC Closed)|
|Friday, August 28||Last Day of School Year: (CDC Closing @ 5:00 pm)|
|Monday - Friday August 31 - September 4||Cleaning & Training Week (CDC Closed)|
|Monday, September 7||Labor Day Holiday (CDC Closed)|
|Tuesday, September 8||First day of School 2020|
|Thursday, September 17||Back to School Night at 5:30pm (Mandatory for Parents)|
(CDC) is accepting applications for the 2019–2020 school year.